Chief of Party - Improving Governance in Haiti Initiative (IGHI)

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 26 July 2018

Job Description

The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) is seeking a Chief of Party for the upcoming USAID Improving Governance in Haiti Initiative (IGHI).

Project Goal: The purpose of the program is to support locally-driven and politically-feasible solutions to supporting more inclusive, accountable governance in Haiti.

Project Objectives. The project will support activities that help governments manage and mobilize resources and improve service delivery to citizens; promote greater engagement among civil society, private sector and government to define and address development priorities and improve communication, collaboration and coordination across and between levels of government and with Parliament on policy, budget and service delivery issues.


  • Provide technical and managerial leadership for the entire program, overseeing day-to-day management and the successful implementation of Project activities;
  • Provide oversight to project administration, operations and finance;
  • Be the key liaison with USAID/Haiti and work collaboratively with Government of Haiti, and all other counterparts and implementing organizations;
  • Identify issues and risks related to program implementation in a timely manner, and suggest appropriate program adjustments; and
  • Facilitate the generation of appropriate solutions by Project staff, partners and counterparts to complex governance challenges in Haiti.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree (or foreign equivalent) in a discipline related to government, management/administration, city planning, international development or related field.
  • At least 10 years of experience in the management and implementation of complex donor-funded democratic local governance and decentralization programs that have included civic engagement goals and collaboration with community-based actors.
  • Track record of interacting and working effectively with a range of government, private sector, civil society and community stakeholders on governance issues in complex and fluid environments.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with donors.
  • Proven communication, conflict resolution, facilitation and decision-making skills.
  • Flexible approach for working in a dynamic environment and managing relationships with and among stakeholders. Keen understanding of political economy issues that need to be taken into account as project evolves.
  • Understanding of US government regulations.
  • Fluency in English and French. Haitian Creole desirable.

About the Organization

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